Grenada, known as the Isle of Spice, enlivens any vacation with its aquatic activities, flavorful foods and natural beauty. Join an excursion to the nutmeg processing station, located in the fishing village of Gouyave, to learn about the country’s most prominent export, or visit the Dougaldston Estate to see how cocoa, cloves, mace and more are cultivated. Spanning nearly 2 miles of the island’s southwest coastline, Grand Anse Beach is the ideal place to perfect your tan or take a walk in the surf. Grenada’s waters are home to multiple dive sites, but none is more memorable than the sculpture park, an under-the-sea gallery of human-like statues upon which marine life can grow. Hike among the flora and fauna of Grand Etang National Park, or cool off with a dip in the pool beneath Annandale Falls. Tasting tours let you discover the destination’s delectable cuisine, which has been influenced by a variety of cultures.
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD), US dollar (US$)